Comments:Wyclef Jean considering standing for president of Haiti

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Comments from feedback form - "no"019:06, 5 April 2011
Should politics be left to politicians?1104:32, 4 August 2010
Comments from feedback form - "go jean, go, go we support you..."022:33, 3 August 2010
~Humanity needs empathy urgently---Love!018:48, 28 July 2010

Comments from feedback form - "no"

no (talk)19:06, 5 April 2011

Should politics be left to politicians?

Looks like Jean is following in Schwarzenegger's footsteps as an entertainer making a move into politics. Should they just stay out of it or is it a good thing that gets people involved and interested in politics?

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 03:30, 28 July 2010

Before Schwarzenegger was Ronald Reagan.

Guardianstatue (talk)05:28, 28 July 2010

Some professions (such as law and public relations) seem to be over-represented in politics. So when people change careers to get into politics, I think it is good for democracy.

InfantGorilla (talk)05:46, 28 July 2010

Surely that's because those professions are inextricably linked to politics, but rapper to head of state is quite a leap.

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:11, 28 July 2010

Uh oh! That's what I meant. Too many lawyers and political experts.

So, let's have more doctors, engineers, athletes, musicians and teachers and mechanics in elected office.

InfantGorilla (talk)19:46, 28 July 2010

There's Sebastian Coe, too, who was an Olympic medalist in the 80s before becoming a Member of Parliament in the 90s.

Matthewedwards (talk)14:39, 28 July 2010

A rapper as president? I'm sure he has a lot of support but as charitable as he may seem towards Haitians, I'm sure he knows very little about Haitian politics or how to run any government at all. If I was Haitian, I would much prefer someone with real experience.

Sampi (talk)17:37, 28 July 2010

Well Arny seems to have done a reasonable job of running California and you wouldn't have thought The Terminator would be the best candidate for that job!

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:49, 28 July 2010

He's doing OK, but he just isn't that great of a negotiator... (talk)19:29, 28 July 2010

Being a celebrity should not restrict you from getting into politics. The real question should be: Is this person the best candidate [best chance of improving society]? (talk)18:57, 28 July 2010

Comments from feedback form - "go jean, go, go we support you..."

go jean, go, go we support you. (talk)22:33, 3 August 2010

~Humanity needs empathy urgently---Love!

~Humanity needs empathy & Love urgently147.222.161.212 (talk) 18:48, 28 July 2010 (UTC) "In Union there is Strength" ~Real equality, love, hope and order for all Haitians~Haitien {groups---no chat:: 5 permanent monographs} ~And for All humanity~

Will you help save lives by spreading this? Jim Sorrell ~SUICIDE VACCINE::Impulsive depression/suicide_terrorism/ terrorism/bombing prevention~

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~Comatose, 'entertained-to-death' humans must wake up and learn how to defend themselves from their worst enemies {not your fellow human beings}, and have a real, natural, life for the 1st time in a century, learning what real love is {Agapeo, phileo, eros} and that it isn't applied to lower life forms {flora & fauna} or possessions/material things that have no soul, but for The Maker of All Things [GOD] and each other, equally~

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Spokane, WA (talk)18:48, 28 July 2010